Revelation 14:9-11 … If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
Redesigning All Creation: The Genetic Modification of Entire Species Has Begun
The Image of the Beast
Revelation 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (15) And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
If you are a first time reader, I suggest that you read Singularity and The Image of the Beast about man merging with machines and Genetic Armageddon about man’s DNA being altered. Together they show scientists are on the verge of creating a transhuman: a beast that is part human and part something else. Creating a transhuman is right on top of us!
I believe that tampering with the integrity of man is a KEY sign of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. God will put a stop to this at His return. It appears from Revelation 13:15 that man will succeed in creating a transhuman, which the Bible calls “The Image of the Beast.” What I am posting is NOT science fiction.
From charting the advancement toward a transhuman being, it is possible to get an idea how close man is to God’s judgment. God must stop the creation of transhumans because these creatures are not created in His image and likeness; therefore, they cannot be redeemed through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What I do in this blog is keep the reader on the cutting edge of technology advancements that are directly leading to the Image of the Beast. These advancements are reported under headings that include: Computer Brain, Digitized Mind, Robotic Body, Cyborg, Genetic Armageddon, Chimera, and Advanced Technology.
This blog is the complement to the “666 Surveillance System” which focuses on technological innovations leading to the rise of a government so repressive and controlling that it’s called a “Beast” state.
Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.
The focus of this post is genetic engineering. It’s a vitally important topic because genetics is what defines each species in a unique way. Genetics go to the essence of what it means to be human, for instance. Or what it means to be a goose, or a mosquito even. Because of the importance and complexity of each item below, the quotes are more lengthy than usual and because of that, only 4 articles are linked. But we’d strongly urge you to read them, and to listen to the embedded video because taken together, the information in this post is a game-changer for us all.
Mankind has made huge strides in mapping DNA, but that doesn’t mean scientists have a complete knowledge of each gene and all of the roles any given one may play. Their understanding is very incomplete, at best. But the technology for splicing, removing and adding genes is moving at breathtaking speed. What once took months or years, in terms of rewriting DNA, now can be accomplished in days – or less. The discovery of DNA has been likened to the hydrogen bomb, in terms of the impact it can have on the natural world and on civilization. Yet the technical ability to alter virtually everything is outstripping the discussion on the morality of doing so. And it also is racing ahead of our understanding about the practical consequences of making even minor changes in single organisms.
Although each of the articles seem almost sci-fi, they deal with what is occurring now. The first is the lead story, about how they’ve discovered a ‘gene drive’ which, when introduced, will spread any given modification through entire populations of that species until the natural or unaltered, wild variety is no more. That is power on a frightening scale because it is irreversible. It can remake or destroy entire species. Naturally, they are arguing for use of it in an optimal circumstance: to rid the planet of malaria-carrying mosquitoes. But that’s how the slippery slope always begins.
There’s also an article on Austen Heinz’s Cambrian Genomics lab, where they’re creating made-to-order gene sequences so anyone can design their own plant or animal combination. You order it, and they provide the genetic material to make it. That fits perfectly with the ultimate goal: to destroy any part of the original creation and make it in man’s image and according to his design, instead of God’s image and His design.
There’s a reason that this kind of “tinkering” is forbidden by God, who, as the original Designer and Creator, did have the understanding about what would result. And though mankind’s early history as mentioned in Genesis 6 has been forgotten or deliberately hidden, the record shows that this type of experimentation has happened before; we’re just ignoring the lesson. Then the end result was a flood which destroyed everything on the earth except a few genetically-pure pairs of each species. The devastation from genetic tampering was so complete that God had no choice but to wipe away most of creation and begin again.
At a minimum, It is arrogant and presumptive to rush ahead like children with a basket of new toys. Blindly playing with what we don’t understand, and ignoring the biblical wisdom that provides clear warning about the end result, is rapidly leading from talk of genetic modification of a few individuals to genetic transformation of everything. Opponents of ‘creation modification’ are being demonized as neanderthals who don’t know what great things we can do as ‘gods’ capable of recreating the world. We’re seen as fools who believe in myths. But for those who believe that the biblical history of the flood is mere fable, and that the moral injunctions against tampering are just scare tactics by fear-mongers, there’s the video below. It will provide more evidence than anyone with a sound mind should need of the folly we’ve embarked upon.
Genesis 3:4,5 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. Genesis 3:4,5
“Soon…scientists will begin combining gene editing with gene drives, so-called selfish genes that appear more frequently in offspring than normal genes, which have about a 50-50 chance of being passed on. With gene drives—so named because they drive a gene through a population—researchers just have to slip a new gene into a drive system and let nature take care of the rest. Subsequent generations of whatever species we choose to modify—frogs, weeds, mosquitoes—will have more and more individuals with that gene until, eventually, it’s everywhere.
Cas9-based gene drives could be one of the most powerful technologies ever discovered by humankind. “This is one of the most exciting confluences of different theoretical approaches in science I’ve ever seen…[i]t merges population genetics, genetic engineering, molecular genetics, into an unbelievably powerful tool.”
The first organism Esvelt wants to modify is the malaria-carrying mosquito Anopheles gambiae. While his approach is novel, the idea of controlling mosquito populations through genetic modification has actually been around since the late 1970s. Then, Edward F. Knipling, an entomologist…wrote, [one technique] would be to modify certain individuals to carry “deleterious genes” that could be passed on generation after generation until they pervaded the entire population. It was an idea before its time. Knipling was on the right track, but he and his contemporaries lacked the tools to see it through.
In 2003… Burt saw two ways of going about it—one, modify a mosquito’s genome to make it less hospitable to malaria, and two, skew the sex ratio of mosquito populations so there are no females for the males to reproduce with. In the following years, Burt and his collaborators tested both in the lab and with computer models before they settled on sex ratio distortion.
Cas9-based gene drives could compress that timeline even further. One half of the equation—gene drives—are the literal driving force behind proposed population-scale genetic engineering projects. They essentially let us exploit evolution to force a desired gene into every individual of a species.”
Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys This news article pertains to the very focus of the lead article in this post and in several articles on CRISPR technology and gene editing from the last post, Have Our Scientific Elite Begun Playing God?
One article referenced there states that we need to “introduce this technology – well in advance of any concrete implementation – in order to start a public conversation on how we might collectively explore ways to responsibly develop and use it….” Apparently they’ve decided just to skip the discussion on possible ramifications of gene drive technology and move into action.
Although this news report from Yahoo doesn’t say it explicitly, the procedure they describe can only be use of the gene drive. It also says that the company involved, Oxitech, has been less than forthright about certain aspects of their program. They have no way of knowing what will happen if one of these GM mosquitoes bites a person or an animal, or how it could affect birds, frogs or any other species which eats such mosquitoes since drive genes specifically pass mutations to following generations.
This is the first domino falling, and it could set off a chain reaction they don’t see coming and can’t stop. Their press release and most of the headlines on the story, as usual for this type of tampering, are full of optimism and reassurances. Everyone should read this article, then join nearly 150,000 others in signing the petition to stop it from occurring at: “Say No to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Release in the Florida Keys”
“Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come so close to being set loose in a residential U.S. neighborhood.
Creese says Oxitec has now released 70 million of its mosquitoes in several countries and received no reports of human impacts caused by bites or from the synthetic DNA, despite regulatory oversight that encourages people to report any problems. “We are confident of the safety of our mosquito, as there’s no mechanism for any adverse effect on human health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering releasing the non-biting male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes modified by Oxitec to pass along a birth defect to their progeny, thus killing off the next generation of the mosquitoes that can carry dengue and chikungunya. The FDA is planning to release the mosquitos in a neighborhood of 444 homes near Key West, Fla.”
Genesis 1:24,25 “And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
“In Austen Heinz’s vision of the future, customers tinker with the genetic codes of plants and animals and even design new creatures on a computer. Then his startup, Cambrian Genomics, prints that DNA quickly, accurately and cheaply. “Anyone in the world that has a few dollars can make a creature, and that changes the game,” Heinz said. “And that creates a whole new world.” In a makeshift laboratory in San Francisco, his synthetic biology company uses lasers to create custom DNA for major pharmaceutical companies. Its mission, to “democratize creation” with minimal to no regulation, frightens bioethicists as deeply as it thrills Silicon Valley venture capitalists.
With the latest technology and generous funding, a growing number of startups are taking science and medicine to the edge of science fiction. But few founders are pushing the technical and ethical boundaries of science as far as Heinz, who told the Wall Street Journal, “I can’t believe that after 10 or 20 years people will not design their children digitally.” At a recent conference in Vienna, he said, “We want to make totally new organisms that have never existed.”
To be clear, Cambrian isn’t printing designer babies or dinosaurs — yet. Still, its rhetoric alarms critics. “We have to take seriously people like Austen Heinz who say they want to modify future generations of human beings and upgrade the human species,” she said. “I think that technical project is far more complicated than they acknowledge. Nonetheless, their story about what we should be striving for as human beings, as a society, I think is very troubling.”
Editing DNA has become significantly less costly over the last decade, and Cambrian has modified or built machines that make the process even cheaper and faster. Traditionally, Heinz said, machines create DNA strands one at a time and many of them contain errors. His method makes millions of strands at once, errors and all, to also generate a few correct ones. “It is the most powerful technology humans have ever created,” Heinz said. “Hydrogen bombs can destroy whole planets, but this is a technology that can create planets. This is the greatest human achievement of all time — the ability to read and write life, because that’s who we are.”
Right now, employees check each order to make sure that a customer isn’t printing, say, base pairs of Ebola. But staff won’t have time to do that if, as Heinz predicts, orders dramatically increase in the next two years. In that case, he said, Cambrian might first ship the plates to an independent facility where experts would put the DNA inside cells, film and analyze it, and make sure that it is safe before releasing it. This facility, he envisions, could be run by another company, not necessarily the government…“We wouldn’t want the industry to be regulated. So, ‘How do we democratize creation without killing everyone?’ is basically the question.”
Human Genetic Modification: Are We Destroying Ourselves? This is an exceptional article that discusses not only where we are in scientific terms, but where we’re headed in the future – the very near future. The transformation of creation is much closer than most people realize. But this article asks questions about what it really means for us, and provides a counterpoint to the media line about what an incredible future awaits us. In other words, it gives us a good look at the negative implications.
But the real focus is on man’s quest to become “as gods”, the underlying motivation behind the entire transhumanist agenda. Embedded within the article is a video, “What In The World Are They Spraying?” which argues that government officials already are playing god with the entire population through the use of chemtrails and other programs which alter the natural environment in ways they can’t control or undo. Instead of that, we’ve chosen to embed a video that focuses more generally on the changes (including genetic) that are being made as men swell with arrogance in the belief that they can be as ‘gods.’
“[T]here is actually a growing army of people worldwide who not only believe a scenario like this may one day be a possibility, but that it is the only way to progress and save the human race. They are called Transhumanists and their predictions would outrage most religious or spiritual people; namely because they call upon us all to question what exactly it is to be human.
Followers of the Transhumanist movement think we can, and should, improve the human condition through the use of advanced technologies like cloning, nanotech and genetic engineering. They believe not only that eternal life may be possible this way, but that we can boost our intellectual, physical and psychological abilities far beyond what we’re naturally capable of. Transhumanist thinkers look at the potential benefits of emerging technologies and how they might help us overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as the ethics of developing and using them.
The most common idea they present is that people may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities they will be deemed ‘posthuman’.
Cyborgs are no longer the robotic machines we see in science fiction films – they are already walking among us as humans with cochlear implants to help them hear, pacemakers to keep their hearts beating, artificial hips and limbs to keep them mobile. And this trend will continue in to the future… While nobody would argue that advancements like this don’t bring us huge medical benefits, when it comes to technological progress, how far is going too far? And what do we sacrifice in the process?”
This video is similar to the one referenced in the article above, (don’t let the title fool you; it’s deceptive) but it is the best we’ve found that covers not only geoengineering but also subjects like horizontal genetic modification. Actually a radio interview in video format, in it scientist Dane Wigington (Geoengineering Watch) clearly explains how they’re tampering with nature, and what this intervention really means. This isn’t about a possible future; it’s about what’s been happening and the disastrous results that are occurring right now. He speculates on why they’re doing this, and presents a clear picture of how little time we have left on earth if it continues.
Although this post is shorter than most, it is vitally important. Please, read the articles and listen to the video so that you have a clear understanding of where we are on God’s timetable, and where we’re rapidly heading. The Book of Revelation makes clear that we won’t be able to stop this process of manipulation and transformation; it will occur. But the consequences will not be remotely like those that the scientific elite envision. The world they’re creating will be a nightmare world, and the only protection from it will be through Christ, and heeding the voice of His Spirit. Jesus Christ will return to destroy their grotesque and evil creation, setting up His own kingdom.
That will be a good world to be part of, but if you embrace the one they’re creating now, you’ll close yourself off from that possibility forever. Bible prophecy clearly speaks of all this tampering we’re seeing, and it confirms that He will not permit it indefinitely. For now though, it will get worse before it gets better, until all of creation is changed and undermined, and the DNA of humanity has been reworked, until men have been transformed into a race who no longer are men as we’ve always known them. But the promises being made are subtle and deceptive. Learn as much as you can about where we are and where we’re heading, but do it with a firmly biblical worldview so you don’t fall prey to their deception.